Guilty verdict

Clerical officer found guilty of stealing $1 million

Former clerical officer at the Psychiatric Hospital Anderson Ryan Ince today lost his freedom after he was found guilty of stealing and laundering $1.118 million belonging to the hospital.

Despite an application by lead defence attorney Steve Gollop, Ince’s $100, 000 bail was revoked moments after the nine-member jury returned the unanimous verdict on both counts just after 2.p.m. today in the No.5 Supreme Court.

The decision brought to a close the almost three-week trial, which was presided over by Madam Justice Michelle Weekes.

Members of the jury, which comprised both men and women, left the No 2 Supreme Court around 12:20 p.m. after the High Court judge concluded her summation of the trial, which heard a total of 49 witnesses.

When the verdict was read, Ince, who had been quiet throughout the trial, showed little to no emotion.  However, after the order was given for him to be taken away,  Ince glanced upwards to the court’s balcony where his parents had been sitting throughout the trial, before he was escorted out by a police officer.

However, the Hannays Road, St Lucy resident is yet to know his fate as a
pre-sentencing report was ordered into his life.

He returns to court on December 13 for the sentencing phase of his trial, which was prosecuted by Acting Director of Public Prosecutions Donna Babb-Agard, QC; Principal Crown Counsel Alliston Seale and crown counsels Oliver Thomas and Olivia Davis.

70 Responses to Guilty verdict

  1. Jai Khan
    Jai Khan October 18, 2017 at 11:12 pm

    Tieffing money that was to help those who cannot help themselves..what a scamp

  2. Omar Watson
    Omar Watson October 18, 2017 at 11:26 pm

    He lucky Virgil on sick leave

  3. Lavern Stuart
    Lavern Stuart October 18, 2017 at 11:26 pm

    So sad! Hope this is an example for others that not all illegal activities pay off. You have to be a politician to get away with such white collar crime.

  4. Miche October 18, 2017 at 11:37 pm

    Next ,,the Politicians,and those who run various charities.

  5. E Jerome Davis
    E Jerome Davis October 18, 2017 at 11:39 pm

    He ill get enough time to think it over.

    • Rishona Graham
      Rishona Graham October 19, 2017 at 6:32 am

      Why people rejoice at others downfall and we have a bunch of untouchables that are doing way worse !!

  6. Katrina P Lewis
    Katrina P Lewis October 18, 2017 at 11:50 pm

    You are not a politician son so you will go up

  7. Patricia c alleyne October 19, 2017 at 12:25 am

    Hope you not taking the fall for the real culprits.

  8. Raheem Griffith
    Raheem Griffith October 19, 2017 at 12:34 am

    Small fry

  9. Anfaani Henry
    Anfaani Henry October 19, 2017 at 12:35 am

    Stealing from the afflicted. Wunna want
    locking up

  10. Michael Crichlow
    Michael Crichlow October 19, 2017 at 12:36 am

    Why jail him only! if he owns property confiscation of all assets

  11. Saga Boy October 19, 2017 at 1:00 am

    Politician or not, if he guilty he guilty.

    • hcalndre October 19, 2017 at 2:33 am

      @Saga Boy; you first got the have the law before you can hold a politician in Barbados and you think that the politicians going to have the loot in their names? when everybody is calling for their heads, although the name or names of some who is the owners maybe too old or too young to accumulate that kind of wealth.

  12. Ali Baba
    Ali Baba October 19, 2017 at 1:05 am


    • Rishona Graham
      Rishona Graham October 19, 2017 at 6:33 am


    • Gillian Skeete
      Gillian Skeete October 19, 2017 at 7:25 am

      He’s doing the time cover up no doubt!

    • Marcia Brathwaite
      Marcia Brathwaite October 19, 2017 at 8:20 am

      If he holding weight, then he should say whose weight and let them hold some time in jail too. Not so???

    • Ali Baba
      Ali Baba October 19, 2017 at 8:26 am

      Gillian Skeete I FEEL SO TOO

    • Ali Baba
      Ali Baba October 19, 2017 at 8:27 am

      Marcia Brathwaite HE MAY HOLD DEATH TOO MY FRIEND

  13. Angus Benn
    Angus Benn October 19, 2017 at 1:13 am

    This world can never be right. Politicians stealing money every day. Yet NONE of them ain’t going to jail. People steal money from CLICO. But no one going to jail.

    • Gillian Skeete
      Gillian Skeete October 19, 2017 at 7:18 am

      Got to be a bigger fish this guy doing the time for someone else. How would he be able to have access to such money???

    • Michael Parris
      Michael Parris October 19, 2017 at 8:52 am

      Because someone steals and get away with it that don’t give you the right to do it. Is that your defence? ” other people stealing too.”

  14. luther thorne October 19, 2017 at 1:18 am

    Parents in the court’s balcony ?
    Lucky guy. Some parents din even gwine pass near that court. Too much fraudsters in Barbados. To get away with this act, Ryan would have had to have certain fraternal connections that would have made files disappear and the case forgotten
    You have to know where you stand on this society
    Too much stealing goes on on this little place

  15. Brenda Knight
    Brenda Knight October 19, 2017 at 1:33 am

    This happened ten years ago snd it has taken all this time to close what about.the woman from NIS and de fellow from Central Bank. How long will theirs take?

    • Jason Arthur
      Jason Arthur October 19, 2017 at 8:08 am

      He was never going to that’s why

    • Blessed Bobb
      Blessed Bobb October 19, 2017 at 9:08 am

      Brenda Knight different stokes for different folks!

  16. hcalndre October 19, 2017 at 3:01 am

    Brenda Knight; you could ask that question about the millions of dollars gone missing and you would get no answer, Mr. Ince is the fall guy for that kind of money. With the court reporting in Barbados, its hard for the readers to have a good idea what went down in the court, its reported that 49 witnesses were called, and no mention how long the deliberations were for a trial that lasted for 3 weeks.

  17. Keith Forde
    Keith Forde October 19, 2017 at 4:28 am


  18. jrsmith October 19, 2017 at 5:29 am

    Certain people in barbados wouldn’t have even be arrested for this caper, but the small fry always pay the penalty, cant see him doing this on his own though….
    If in barbados there is a proceeds of crime act , some the money would be recovered ……
    Barbados seems to becoming a little nation of thieves ………..

  19. Caroline Eastmond
    Caroline Eastmond October 19, 2017 at 5:38 am

    Well well well he’s one out of many that doing the same the but doing it smartly

  20. carlos holligan October 19, 2017 at 5:49 am

    Ya really got to know people in high places a similar case was the guy from BWA he had a good haul to went to court but have not heard of anything since he stole close to a million to

  21. M.m. Cumberbatch
    M.m. Cumberbatch October 19, 2017 at 5:57 am

    Ok so we gine sort out the “unaccounted for” millions from bra now?

  22. Janis October 19, 2017 at 5:58 am

    Where is the money??? It needs to be recovered.

  23. Rawle Spooner
    Rawle Spooner October 19, 2017 at 6:05 am

    Good he got convicted let’s see his punishment but are the public to believe he is the only one stealing taxpayer monies hell no this has been happening for many moons in Barbados just look at Auditor General yearly reports to start with.

    • Rishona Graham
      Rishona Graham October 19, 2017 at 6:32 am

      No not good that money can’t help our economy currently

  24. Diane Dias
    Diane Dias October 19, 2017 at 6:24 am

    Next , we the taxpayers will have to pay a new tax called t.m.r.l.( Teef money replacement levy) . Steuuuups. Instead of stealing , people should be selling body parts. ( i don’t mean by the Garrison) . But nuff people out there want kidneys…You have good kidneys , sell one.

  25. harry turnover October 19, 2017 at 6:29 am

    Ryan Ince ya shoulda cover ya tracks and keep ya ears to the ground.
    You teefing big money and buying women cars and jewelry and lending out money and ting…you doan know some a dem woulda talk bout you and the talk woulda get back to the big boys.
    Ryan ,I sorry ya get hold big man but ya en operate wid sense cause Politicians teefing,Police teefing,Lawyers teefing and nuff civil servants and big ups engaging in illegal activities bout hey….and I would often tell my work colleagues that IF I were one of those I WOULD HAVE CONTINUED THE TREND AND DONE THE SAME THING TOO.

  26. Marva Lashley-Todd
    Marva Lashley-Todd October 19, 2017 at 6:34 am

    That is a lot of money yah!

  27. Maureen Straker
    Maureen Straker October 19, 2017 at 6:41 am

    Stealing is stealing full stop

  28. The Elephant October 19, 2017 at 6:51 am

    What about the $1,000,000 missing from RBPF or was that monopoly money??

  29. Kenneth King October 19, 2017 at 6:58 am

    This is nothing new as far as these crimes are concerned, some mentioning about politicians but we have to be careful using such accusations without proof. If anyone with such information, that a politician has cheated the taxpayers of this country and know 100% for a fact, then they should come forward.
    To this young man who seems to have a liking for property not belonging to him, he deserves every year provided by the judge. I hope that the message be more clear when sentencing criminals regardless of their crime; there must be a serious judgement as the country is face with increase violence and illegal guns and activities. Make these criminals do hard labor instead of sitting and waiting for release.

  30. Winnie Meade
    Winnie Meade October 19, 2017 at 7:04 am

    He is not a big nan and he is not no uncle of a man big man he did not put money no acc and now he cannot get a cent

  31. Winnie Meade
    Winnie Meade October 19, 2017 at 7:06 am

    How much time he get

    • Gillian Skeete
      Gillian Skeete October 19, 2017 at 7:24 am

      Obviously you did not read the article! December 13th is sentencing date!!

  32. Gina Harewood
    Gina Harewood October 19, 2017 at 7:15 am


  33. Wayne Norville
    Wayne Norville October 19, 2017 at 7:27 am

    He feel mad people can’t count

  34. Sharon Jacobs
    Sharon Jacobs October 19, 2017 at 7:48 am

    smdfh at d comments….

  35. luther thorne October 19, 2017 at 8:21 am

    He stole
    He was caught and now tried and found guilty. End of discussion. There are too many apologists. Do what is right. Do not break the Laws of the land and then justify your action with nonsense talk.

  36. Dan Louis
    Dan Louis October 19, 2017 at 8:40 am

    Well he committed the crime so he has to do the time however its a dam shame those crook politicans are not send to not even to a day farless even charge when they still million more from tax payers the DPP office has failed the Bajan people likewise the Police. they have no credibility at all.

  37. Thor October 19, 2017 at 8:46 am

    Any news on the caucasian woman who embezzled over $700,000.00 and where is her poto all over the news

  38. Thunder October 19, 2017 at 9:05 am

    I am at a lost is this a new case?I am absolutely sure this man was in trouble a few years ago with money,you can’t trust a rat with cheese,he cannot be a clerk,something is missing,he has too much acess and previledge, I smell a rat!
    He stole 1.118 million this is too much money for any one person to handle this story bothers me,this amount of money can be tempting, I wonder if he had a police certificate of character,and what did he do with this money?he should return every cent,and how long did they take,before they found out it was missing?only in BIM.

  39. jrsmith October 19, 2017 at 9:07 am

    Is he a big or little thief , 900 millions is missing from the barbados treasury , (Audit General’s ) report., so who is going to be nab ………………

  40. Blessed Bobb
    Blessed Bobb October 19, 2017 at 9:09 am

    I loved this comment Diane Dias!

  41. Antonio Cozier
    Antonio Cozier October 19, 2017 at 9:29 am

    Where is B R A money

  42. Gail Powers-Yard
    Gail Powers-Yard October 19, 2017 at 9:33 am

    I am always at a lost as to how these ppl steal all this money before (or if ever) getting caught. It says he was a CO, which means he had to have had a supervisor. How is it then, that it took until he reached that vast amount before he was caught?

  43. Talk de truth October 19, 2017 at 9:36 am

    So much is really missing from this case so much and the real culprits aren’t even being touch what ever happen to others who was evolved in this case the ones who run to other countries the ones who was on half pay as well how many yrs was the money missing how long was Mr ince working there ? this case stinks y’all jump to conclusions but that’s the typical so called saints of bim for you that boy didn’t even see quarter of that money if he even touch it only God knows he’s a fall guy I see that clearly smh this wasn’t justice this was a let’s wrap it up after ten yrs and get it over with n close this case situation somebody must pay for it all situation someone has been promoted for sure on this one as well I hope he placed this is the hands of the lord for that’s the real judge and he the don’t Need a jury . still.waiting to see the rest of these so called big ups on a guilty verdict for there crimes what about yall ? hmm life hrrrr.

  44. Susan Adelle Chapman Kirton
    Susan Adelle Chapman Kirton October 19, 2017 at 9:53 am

    How can somebody write 44 checks and nobody see and report it. Is any one responsible for checking on the accounts, anymore. We are seeing this to often. We are suppose to be a poor country. A poor man knows every cent that is in his pocket and how is the best way to spend it.

    • Katrina P Lewis
      Katrina P Lewis October 19, 2017 at 10:09 am

      You clearly are lost. Before I left Barbados I heard of a case at a finance company where one of the employees stole over 50k by cheques.And it was only discovered 4 or 5 years after she did

  45. Katrina P Lewis
    Katrina P Lewis October 19, 2017 at 10:11 am

    I would find him not guilty and suspend him,if the big ups doing it and getting away why lock him up.

  46. luther thorne October 19, 2017 at 12:58 pm

    Katrina – people with your thought patterns are destroying the morals , values and mores of this country. Like many others who make similar statements you should submit evidence to support any claims you make about big- ups or anyone else. If you cannot submit evidence to prove what you are saying just do not make such statements. Would you like people to say things about you?

  47. Ric October 19, 2017 at 1:31 pm

    I say give him a very light sentence. A child dead in a car and the father was found not guilty; anothe child lost an arm in when a zr overtuned and the driver was fined. The list goes on and on – why should this guy overly punished?

  48. straight talk October 19, 2017 at 5:18 pm

    He spend thee money foolish and include other people, should have buried till thee dust settle

  49. The why boss October 19, 2017 at 11:25 pm

    Why jail him but let the BRA cashier go???? WHY jail him and leave Leroy Parris to roam??? Why why why Why???


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